Birthday Cheesecake

filed under: Cheesecakes · Surprise Inside Cakes on June 18, 2014

This White Chocolate Confetti Cheesecake is the perfect cheesecake for a special occasion! Loaded with cream cheese, white chocolate, and all the rainbow sprinkles, this recipe is sure to bring a smile to your face! 

Birthday Cheesecake RecipeBirthday Cheesecake

This recipe is a little bit of everything I adore… cheesecake, Oreo crust, white chocolate, and sprinkles! But here’s the skinny: (Please note, that will be the only time I will use the word ‘skinny’ in reference to this recipe!)

My husband keeps telling me that the Oreo crust is too much!  Like in this neapolitan cheesecake.  Just stop with the Oreo crust he says! But I can’t.  I love it! However, he may have a small point in that the chocolate crust does compete with the delicate flavors of white chocolate and cream cheese (and strawberry in this case).

I think a shortbread, graham cracker or vanilla cookie crust would all be really lovely with this cheesecake. White Chocolate Confetti Cheesecake!I utilize Cool Whip as a topping, but you can certainly use heavy whipped cream and make your own.

How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream

Start with cold heavy cream and pour it into a stand mixer with the whisk attachment.  When the cream starts to thicken, add in sugar. (A good rule of thumb is 2 tablespoons of sugar for every cup of cream)  Continue beating until soft peaks occur. Don’t overbeat as you will then have butter. White Chocolate Confetti Cheesecake The star of this show is definitely the sprinkles!  I added some into the cheesecake as well as on top.  They are so fun to look at and surely do bring a smile to anyone’s face.  Which is why I do what I do.  I am a SMILE MAKER darnit!White Chocolate Confetti Cheesecake!   As you can imagine, this was a huge hit with the kids.  They love the color and fun that sprinkles bring!  Heck, so do I. 

White Chocolate Confetti Cheesecake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

This Birthday Cheesecake is just plain fun!!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: White Chocolate Confetti Cheesecake
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 16 ounces (2 packages) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 oz white chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup rainbow sprinkles, plus extra for garnish
  1. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in stand mixer until well blended, 3-5 minutes.

  2. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended.
  3. Add white chocolate and stir by hand until just combined.

  4. Pour in sprinkles and fold into cheesecake batter with spatula.
  5. Pour over crust.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 55-60 minutes or until center is almost set.

  7. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake then chill. Make sure it is cool before removing rim. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  8. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry. (For the whipped cream I used a large closed star tip and piped out little billows.)

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  • Beth @ bethcakes says:

    This cheesecake is so fun! I made a funfetti cheesecake once and it’s one of my favorite things ever. I should have added an Oreo crust and whipped cream to it though!! I’ve never heard of anyone not liking an Oreo crust, haha. 🙂

  • Jolena says:

    I love it – although to be fair I adore anything with sprinkles! I am going to try this with a almond shortbread crust.

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says:

    A must-make recipe… for so many reasons! Love this Amanda.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you!!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    I could live on cheesecake. My very favorite food group. 🙂 Love the sprinkles! Pinned!

  • Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen says:

    Cheesecake is my favorite dessert and I can see myself totally hoarding this one! It’s gorgeous and I can only imagine how amazing it tastes!! YUM!

  • Chloe @ foodlikecake says:

    Best cheesecake EVER!

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts says:

    I love everything about this cheesecake – crust, filling, all the whipped cream & sprinkles! So yummy looking!!

  • Jessica @ Sweet Menu says:

    Oh you can’t go wrong with an oreo crust in my book! This cheesecake looks divine! Just love the whipped cream on top!

  • Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says:

    Wow. This is very pretty! I absolutely love the shot with the piece of caking being lifted up. Amazing!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much!!

  • Linda says:

    I am new to baking cheesecakes. Do you bake yours in a waterbath? I’ve seen recipes both ways. Why do some recipes with the same amount of cream cheese use a 9″ springform pan?


  • BitsyBet says:

    I’m thinking Golden Oreos crust. Oh, yeah!

  • Sue {munchkin munchies} says:

    Deliciousness with added sprinkles…how fun is that!?!

    • Amanda says:

      You have a nice way with words… 🙂

  • Stacey T says:

    What size pan did you use? The cheesecake looks delish!

    • Amanda says:

      7-inch springform pan

  • Alea J says:

    I made this for my mom’s birthday. This would be the third dessert I’ve made from this site ( cheesecake and hot cocoa cheesecake minis being the other 2). The first 2 recipes came out perfectly. But this one totally flopped! I baked it for 8-10 minutes under the minimum time, but by the next day, it was super hard and the texture was way off. (My mom still liked it thankfully haha). What did I do wrong??

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Oh dear! So sorry. I am not sure what could have happened but I will remake this and see if I can replicate the result you got. Will let you know!